By the time the United States was embroiled in its own civil war, the saber was nearly an outmoded weapon. Gunpowder and firearms were taking center-stage in war and nothing would change that, but the saber was still an officers weapon, as shown by the C.S.A. Officer Saber. This sword, more for show and ceremony than for actual combat, would have been a symbol of office for a Confederate officer in the US Civil War. This officers saber is an elegant weapon, made in the typical fashion of all cavalry sabers, although its curve is shallower. The hilt is encased in a gold metal basket, with patterned designs and a C S forged into the basket as a sort of insignia of loyalty. Leather wraps the grip, secured by a gold metal wire-wrap, and the blade is etched with an intricate design, in which CSA occurs twice, labeling the item as a part of the Confederate States Army. Was the saber outmoded by the time of the Civil War? It may have been, but that did not stop officers and cavalry from putting ones like the C.S.A. Officer Saber to deadly use.
- Includes Hard Leather Scabbard
- Intricately Etched Blade
- Great for Civil War buffs
- Overall Length: 37 Inches